Remotely restart devices with Intune

Applies to: Intune in the Azure portal
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The Restart device action causes the device you choose to be restarted. The device owner isn't automatically notified of the restart, and they might lose work.

Supported platforms

  • Windows - Supported on Windows 8.1 and later

  • Windows Phone - Supported on Windows Phone 8.1 and later

  • iOS - Supported


    This command requires a supervised device and the Device Lock access right. The device restarts immediately. Passcode-locked iOS devices don't rejoin a Wi-Fi network after restart. After restart, the device might not be able to communicate with the server.

  • macOS - Not supported

  • Android - Not supported

Restart a device

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.
  2. Select All services, filter on Intune, and select Microsoft Intune.
  3. Select Devices > All devices.
  4. In the list of devices that you manage, select a device, select More, and then select the Restart device remote action.

Next steps

  • To see the status of the Restart device action, select Devices > Device actions.